The Tutor represents new kinds of learning, new ideas, or new experiences outside our ordinary way of thinking. The Tutor's provocative manner suggests she has knowledge not only of intellectual matters, but in the physical realm as well.
In a reading, the Tutor card suggests the start of a novel idea or an unconventional approach that is unfamiliar to you. This card may suggest the fusion of different spheres of knowledge or learning.
Keywords: New Learning New Ideas New Experiences
The Six of Books speaks of transcendence. We have learned enough to be able to move up to a new level. Losing personal resources has done more than just teach respect; it has prompted us to seek new resources, and investigate new avenues.
In a reading, it may represent the benefit of life's lessons learned; a situation in which we have recovered from past adversity and now move forward, wiser, or perhaps a situation in which we have grown beyond some past disaster.
Keywords: Gain Progress New Learning New Ideas
The Disciple of Books represents the turbulent nature of intellectual discovery and inspiration, unchecked by experience or wisdom. The Disciple of Books is consuming vast quantities of information from a wide range of topics without synthesization. When it appears, it may mean that we find ourselves eager for, but also overwhelmed with, information...without a framework to comprehend it properly.
In a reading, it may indicate an area in which we are finding ourselves inundated with information that we can't put together properly. It may also represent someone in our lives who is a fount of information, but who lacks the ability to synthesize the information into a coherent whole. As the Librarian reminds us, information without context is not knowledge.
Keywords: Chaos Inexperience Learning Knowledge
This is a card of both chaos and opportunity. Just as the schoolgirl is completely overwhelmed, but throught it all she also feels pleasure, the Eight of Tentacles symbolizes a circumstance in which we are overwhelmed, bombarded from all directions, but also promises that we can find a way to turn the tumult into something positive, even if the alchemy of that transformation is not understood.
In a reading, it is both a statement and a promise: a statement that some situation exists or may exist in which we are inundated by a tide that threatens to sweep us out to sea, but also a promise that we can find a way to turn it to our advantage, or at least experience something positive from it.
Keywords: Action Chaos Choice Transformation Learning Opportunity
The Mentor of Tentacles understands her body and her responses. She observes the chaos around her and takes pleasure from it.
In a reading, it may represent mastery of a skill, particularly a physical skill. On a deeper level, it may represent self-mastery. However, just as the Mentor seems unconcerned with the experiences of the people around her, we may be so immersed in ourselves that we disregard those around us; the Mentor of Tentacles warns us against narcissism and selfishness.
Keywords: Mastery Focus Physical Learning